UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Telecommunications with Business MSc Alumni Networking Event highlights Success Stories

19 April 2024

EEE held a Telecommunications with Business (TWB) Networking Evening recently on March 22nd to bring together the diverse members of our academic community, including lecturers, visiting speakers, current students and alumni. 

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The Telecommunications with Business (TWB) MSc programme recently hosted an alumni networking event, bringing together MSc graduates, academics, and current students. The event served as a platform to showcase the programme's unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen, as well as its profound impact on the careers of its graduates.

The TWB MSc programme stands at the forefront of addressing the evolving demands of the telecommunications and ICT industries. Led by world-leading academics and seasoned industry practitioners, the curriculum is meticulously designed to equip students with a comprehensive skill set essential for navigating the complexities of modern telecommunications.

Felipe del Rey, an alumnus of the program, shared his journey from a purely technical role at the Swedish Space Corporation to his current position as a Senior TTC/IOT Engineer at Viasat. He emphasised how the TWB MSc provided the perfect balance of technical knowledge and business acumen, propelling him into a role seamlessly integrating project management, technical expertise, and business strategy.

“The MSc helped my career as it helped me land exactly the role I was looking for where I spend half my day looking after the satellite operations of the Viasat fleet of satellites as well as being in charge of projects, RFPs, Business cases, proposals working with teams from around the world.”

Felipe del Rey (left), Yuchen Zheng (centre), Ubay Muhammad Noor (right).

Yuchen Zheng, another alumna, reflected on the transformative experience of the TWB program. Coming from Beijing, Yuchen highlighted the programme's intimate class size and diverse social events that fostered meaningful new relationships. These connections, coupled with exposure to industry speakers and networking opportunities, paved the way for her career at PwC as a data analytics senior manager.

“TWB also invited external speakers from different backgrounds and companies to give us talks. I built a relationship with someone from PwC who shared their knowledge and experience with me. Consequently, I successfully received an offer from the PwC graduate scheme.”

Ubay Muhammad Noor, a current student and Scholarship Awardee from PT. Telkom Indonesia shared his enthusiasm for the programme's industry-specific approach and the invaluable insights provided by the programme director Clive Poole and industry-experienced lecturers. He praised the TWB alumni network for its support, both in preparing for life in the UK and academic pursuits.

“Before moving to the UK, I connected with TWB alumni from my company and my LinkedIn network to gather general information about daily and academic life in the UK. Following the networking event, the alumni network has been incredibly helpful, generously sharing their experiences and expertise with current students on the programme.”

The event underscored the programme's commitment to nurturing not only technical prowess but also fostering a global network of professionals poised to shape the future of telecommunications. As the industry continues to evolve, the TWB MSc remains a beacon of excellence, empowering its graduates to thrive in dynamic and competitive landscapes.

For more information about the TWB MSc programme, please visit the link below.